Fakenham and Wells Crime

Yesterday, 15:15

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

As armed officers are deployed across the county in response to the increased threat level, the message from Norfolk’s chief is: “Talk to us”.

Lorne Green

Norfolk police have stationed armed police in Norwich and Great Yarmouth as part of a county-wide operation to reassure the public following the Manchester terror attack.

A British Legion president has expressed his disgust after a wreath he laid in memory of his war hero father was stolen for the third time in recent years.

Police chiefs in Norfolk and Suffolk are meeting today to review their response to terrorist attacks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured another 59 at a concert in Manchester on Monday night.

Norfolk County Council

Two men, including one 17-year-old, arrested during a drugs raid in Dereham have been released under investigation.


A 17-year-old male from the Norwich area was arrested after he escaped a property at The Maltings through a back window during the raid, just before 9am.

Great Yarmouth

Police are appealing for information after vans with false or foreign plates were seen behaving suspiciously.

Norfolk police

Jewellery and cash were stolen in a burglary in Dereham.

A police manhunt is continuing in the Dereham area to find a suspect reported to have crashed a stolen vehicle and run from the scene.

Norfolk police

The family of murder victim Brian Heed has praised police for quickly bringing his killer to justice.

A community has been praised for its “huge” role in swiftly getting murderer Richard Beane off the streets as more details of the killer’s cold-blooded and distant nature have emerged.

Norwich Crown Court

Hundreds of drivers were caught speeding during a week-long enforcement campaign in Norfolk.

Part of his job is to hold the chief constable to account but now, a year after being elected Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner, we are giving you the chance to put your questions to Lorne Green.


Offenders and potential offenders will be targeted as police forces in the region unite to tackle “an unprecedented volume of child sexual abuse reports”.

Police are still investigating an incident which led to a bus driver being suspended, after a video of a fight between him and young man in Norwich was circulated on social media.


Norfolk Police are appealing for help to identify three women following an incident of theft in Norfolk last month.

Norfolk Police

Police are asking witnesses to come forward following a burglary where necklaces and earrings, mobile phones, an Apple iPod and money was taken.

Norfolk police

Three neglected horses have been dumped in the Swaffham area and one has died, prompting a charity to appeal for information.

Unwanted telephone calls, unsolicited gifts and damage to property are just some of the signs of stalking that police are trying to make people aware of during National Stalking Awareness Week.

Norfolk police

Updated: Wanted man arrested in King’s Lynn

Monday, April 24, 2017

A man who was wanted in connection with an alleged domestic-related assault has been arrested.

Norfolk Police

Unclaimed property suspected of being stolen has been seized by police.

Householders in north Norfolk are urged to be vigilant after police received a number of reports of cold callers across the district in the last few days.

Norfolk police

A woman is wanted in connection with a fraud where £12,500 was stolen from a bank account.

Police are asking members of the public and landowners across Norfolk to report any suspicious activity during this bank holiday weekend in an attempt to foil illegal raves.

Police in Dereham are working to crackdown on drug dealers looking for gaps in the market following high profile arrests in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and London.

Police are appealing for help to identify a man after money was stolen from arcade machines in Dereham.

Residents across Norfolk have been warned to be aware of ‘copycat’ websites when looking to make an application for a blue badge online.

They may look like dramatic scenes of police in action.


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